ADEY achieves Carbon Neutral Plus certification

Adey Magnaclean

A Cheltenham plumbing products designer and manufacturer has been certified as a Carbon Neutral Plus business by the Carbon Trust.

Adey’s MagnaClean filters reduce carbon emissions from household heating systems and have now been installed in more than five million homes, helping to save around one million tonnes of CO2 every year; that’s equivalent to taking 360,000 cars off the road.

One of the steps Adey has taken to continually improve its carbon footprint is to invest in offsetting the unavoidable emissions the business generates. Working with carbon management and sustainability experts Carbon Footprint Ltd, the company was independently assessed and certified as a Carbon Neutral Plus organisation. Carbon Neutral Plus status is awarded to organisations that offset more than 10 per cent of their carbon footprint.

Lee Carlin, ADEY’s Director of Operations, said: “We have offset some 420 tonnes per CO2 (tCO2) equivalent this year and worked with Carbon Footprint Ltd to choose suitable offsetting projects that help to combat climate change but also engage and support local communities. We support a Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) project in Brazil that avoids and prevents unplanned deforestation in native forests, and a school tree planting scheme much closer to home in the West Midlands.

“Simply put, we make products and solutions that contribute to carbon reduction, so it’s important to us as a responsible manufacturer that we practice what we preach and do as much as we can to manage the impact our whole business has on the environment.

“Reducing carbon emissions is at the heart of our business and it’s important that our industry does everything it can to contribute to the UK’s net zero emissions target. We want to encourage others do their bit and organisations like Carbon Footprint are well placed to give expert practical advice to help reach your goals.”